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i suck at computers: i hate open source, sort of.

Jul 20, 2006, 22:30 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by R. Tyler Ballance)

"Whisper it with me one time 'open source.' Now think about that, is that not the most miserable term you've ever heard? You thought that was bad, how about a question I've read enough times to kill a moose: 'is it free as in speech, or free as in beer?' The entire concept of 'open source' is a concept I thought of right after Al Gore invented the internet, and it has led to more headaches, more flamewars, and more phosphor green light emitted from my monitors than anything else. I joyfully participate in projects that can be considered 'open source' in my spare time, time that is when I should probably be doing actual work, but I still inevitably come to the conclusion 'GAWD! OPEN SOURCE SUCKS!!!!' after shouting this in a hushed voice in my office, I come to the scariest realization a young programmer will ever have:

"this is the best we've got..."

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